Are they all yours? Do you run a day care? Is this a youth group? Why didn t you want to have any children of your own? These are questions faced often by parents of large families, but especially by adoptive parents. What makes the Fletcher family s story unique is that their twelve children all came home within twelve years. Five children are Hispanic. One is biracial. Two are Asian. Four are Caucasian. Ten are from four state foster care systems from across the United States, two are from a Guatemalan orphanage. They now range in age from 18-30, but they arrived between the ages of 9 months and 12 years. Together the family has confronted (and in some cases resolved) a myriad of challenges. Each is a unique individual with special gifts and contributions to make to the world. This book is the account, with helpful wisdom along the way, of an adoptive family s first twelve years, recounting how each child was claimed. Two Adults. Twelve Children. One Family.